Laboratory Technician

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
£26,715 to £32,817 pro-rata
11 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Applications are invited for a part time Laboratory Technician (0.5 FTE) to contribute to an exciting new Faraday Institution funded project on the development of cathode materials for next generation lithium ion batteries - FutureCat. This role will be based at Lancaster University under the supervision of Drs Nuria Tapia-Ruiz and John Griffin. 

This position is part of a close collaboration between the Tapia-Ruiz and Griffin groups and co-investigators from across 5 institutions forming the FutureCat project consortium. Duties within the role include: carrying out materials characterisation and testing in accordance with defined procedures, being responsible for safety management related to the organisation and running of the laboratory, and documenting and organising research outputs and data relating to the project.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in the upkeep and maintenance of project equipment and in the training and informal supervision of student and PDRA users. 

This position is available at Lancaster University from 1 January 2020. The initial position is available until March 2021, with an expectation that this will extend to a four-year position (up to September 2023).

The Faraday Institution has been established to provide incisive direction for the development of battery research in the UK with significant value placed on the inclusion of research groups with varied expertise in order to tackle the challenges provided by the advancement of battery technologies to meet the mounting environmental challenges that we currently face. We aim to provide a fast paced, dynamic and collaborative approach to research with a significant focus on providing training to produce the next generation of leaders within the field of battery research. The Faraday Institution has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion with the recently formed EDI working group aiming to provide an environment where everyone feels valued, can contribute fully and thrive. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

The Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address equality issues in higher education and research, and we warmly welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome and should be addressed to Dr John Griffin ( or Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz ( Applicants who meet the essential criteria and who have a disability will automatically be offered an interview. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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